Evening Concert

Rachmaninoff, Bach, Brahms, Mozart and others on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Rachmaninoff’s 2nd “Elegiac Piano Trio”, Bach’ Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, Brahms’ 1st Symphony from the Cleveland Orchestra, “The New York PhilharmonicThis Week” AND NPR's "Toast of the Nation", then Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the start of a new series “Song: Mirror of the World”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DEC. 28 – 29 – 30 – 31, 2015 – JAN. 1 & 3, 2016


Monday December 28: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 14-21)

Tensions in Heimbach

Christian Tetzlaff, violin (1,2); Tanja Tetzlaff, cello (1,2);  Artur Pizarro, piano (1,3)
Elisabeth Kufferath, violin (2); Rachel Roberts, viola (2); Lars Vogt, piano (3)

Rachmaninoff: Trio elegiaque No.2 in D Minor, op.8
Dvorak: String Quartet No.14 in A-flat Major, op.105
Rachmaninoff: Suite No.2 for two pianos, op.17 (excerpt)


Tuesday December 29: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 15-52) Harry Bicket conducts

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6   

Anna Clyne (b. 1980, London): Prince of Clouds [CSO Co-Commission]

Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto

Bach: Oboe d’amore Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055; Scott Hostetler, oboe d’amore

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins; Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, violins                       

Rameau: Suite from Les Boreádes


Wednesday December 30: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 15-24)

This program from 02/05/81, observes the 50th anniversary of the opening of Severance Hall, which occurred on 02/05/1931. The program recreates that historic first concert in Severance Hall.

Lorin Maazel, conductor;

BACH (orch) GOEDICKE: Passacaglia and Fugue in c
Charles Martin LOEFFLER (1861 – 1935): Evocation for Women’s Voices, Orchestra and Speaking Voice; Women of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Jonathan Farwell, narrator;
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c, Op. 68


Thursday December 31: The New York Philharmonic This (NYP 16-14) Winter Holiday Special

MOZART: German Dance in C, K. 605, “Sleigh Ride”; Bernstein, cond. [Sony CD SMK 64076]

TCHAIKOVKSY: Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”; LB cond. [Sony CD SMK 47631]

From Winter Holiday, 1961: Skitch Henderson, piano and conductor

[Columbia MS 6381 (LP) and Sony Promotional (CD) SSK 6381]

Leroy ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride          BERNARD: Winter Wonderland        

SUESSDORF: Moonlight in Vermont  COOPER: Caribbean Polka     

HADJIDAKIS: Never on Sunday         HENDERSON: Einsamkeit

HENDERSON: Paris Match      MONTERDE:  Macarenas      

PROKOFIEV:  Lt. Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Troika AND Winter Bonfire-Children’s Suite, Op. 122: No. 2 Winter Holiday; No. 4 Around the Bonfire; No. 8 Home Again         

STYNE: Three Coins in the Fountain;  TRENET: La Mer        

PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67; Leonard Bernstein, narrator/conductor [SMK 60175]

From An Evening with Danny Kaye: STRAUSS, II: Overture to Die Fledermaus [From Bel Canto Paramount 12704]

Thursday December 31: Holiday Special: Toast of the Nation from NPR 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's jazz that you can party to, all night long with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations, contributing something new to the musical feast. 8 hours of music will start at 9pm EST and continue throughout the night until 5am.  It will sound live and in the moment but will actually be all on tape. Listeners won’t know the difference when they hear the energy infused live concert recordings of Wynton Marsalis, Snarky Puppy, Wycliffe Gordon, and more.  Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton.


Friday January 1, 2016, 10:00 am: New Years Day from Vienna (Live)

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year. Hosted by WBUR's Lisa Mullins.

Friday January 1, 2016: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)

Sinfonia da Camera  Ian Hobson, conductor No-Holds-Barred Beethoven (11/12/12)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op.73, “Emperor”; Ian Hobson, soloist

Beethoven: Sym. No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 Ollie Watts Davis; Viktoria Vizin; Humberto Rivera;

Ricardo Herrera; UI Chorale and Oratorio Society


Sunday January 3, 2016: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-14)

Dvorak's Folk Traditions

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in C major for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 46, No. 1 Jeremy Denk, Wu Han, piano

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in Ab major for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 46, No. 3 Jeremy Denk, Wu Han, piano

Dvorak: Quintet in A major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, B. 155, Op. 81 Jeremy Denk, piano; Ani Kavafian, Kristin Lee, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Andreas Brantelid, cello


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-01) (13-weeks)

A Diary of Our Times

Composers and poets create a powerful diary through classic song—poetry set to music. Starting with Mozart and ending in the 21st century, a variety of intriguing songs open unique windows to particular moments in history. We hear a foretaste of the musicians, writers, and cultural currents that the next twelve programs will explore.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Das Veilchen” [2.38]

Elizabeth Schwartzkopf, soprano; Walter Gieseking, piano EMI Classics 18459

Franz Schubert: “Der Zwerg” (The Dwarf) [4.54]
Christian Gerhaher, bariton; Gerold Huber, piano Sony 2565057

Clara Schumann: “Er is gekommen [1.21]
Barbara Bonney, soprano; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Decca B000V6MRAY

Robert Schumann: “Die beiden Grenadiere” [3.54]
Ian Bostridge, tenor; Julius Drake, piano EMI Classics 56575

Stephen Foster: “Nelly was a Lady” [1 verse-1.50]
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano TMH 5432

Edvard Grieg: “Lok” (Call) [0.46]
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano DG 279 477 6326

Henri Duparc: “Chanson Triste” [3.20]
José van Dam, baritone; Marciej Pikulski, piano Acanta/Pilz 233493

Claude Debussy: “Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons” [2.47]
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano; Gonzalo Soriano, piano EMI Great Recordings

Charles Ives: “Tom Sails Away” [2.48]
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Michael Tilson Thomas, piano RCA Victor Read Seal 63703

Viktor Ullmann: “Sonnenuntergang” [1.49]
Roman Trekel, baritone; Burkhard Kehring, piano Berlin Classics 1747

Dmitri Shostakovich: “The Descendants” [2.12]
Magdalena Kozená, mezzo soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano DG 471581

John Musto: “Litany” [2.51]
Sasha Cooke, soprano; John Musto, piano GPR 12014

Ned Rorem: “Then” [3.03]
Nathaniel Webster, baritone: Ani Kavafian, violin; David Finckel, cello, Gilbert Kalish, piano Music at Menlo: Voices of our Time